Norwegian Artistic Research School: Seminar 5

The seminar is about the final phase of artistic research project, and the identification and sharing of the contributions to the field. Based on the research fellows’ projects, various forms of contributions are discussed, as well as different formats for final presentations, documentation and the archiving of artistic results and reflection.

Seminar information

  • Who can attend?

    Research fellows participating in the Norwegian Artistic Research School.  The fourth semester is recommended. Seminar 1 must be completed to qualify for participation in seminar 5.

    Seminar 5 is offered yearly. The next opportunity to attend will be 18-20 January 2023, this is planned as a physical event.

  • Learning outcome
    • can contribute to the discourse on artistic research
    • can work on complex questions, and challenge established discourses and practices in the field  
    • can share artistic research in relevant national and international contexts
  • Work and teaching methods

    Online seminar with preparatory assignments, lectures, presentations in varied formats, plenary discussions and discussions in groups.

  • Preparations
    Before the seminar, all participants need to: 

    1) Read the literature on the mandatory reading list. 

    2) Provide a work-in-progress example of reflection: Make yourself familiar with your institution's criteria for the reflection, and relate the example to one or more of the criteria.

    • Depending on the project, this can be in the form of a text, video, sound file, exposition at Research Catalogue or similar, that shares explicit reflections. If delivered in writing, a text of 1000-2000 words is expected. If delivered as media files or a mixed media exposition, it should take approx 10 min for others to study the material.
    • Material is to be sent by 4 January 2022 to as a PDF or as a link to online mixed or multimedia material.
    • Please be prepared to present your project and submitted material at the seminar - maximum 20 minutes. 


    3) All participants must study each other's material in advance of the workshop in preparation for discussions on plans for dissemination of other candidate's projects. 

    The participants will be placed in small groups, and should especially make themselves acquainted with the material provided by the other participants in their group.

    4) Choose one exposition from VIS (issue 0-6) which you find as an interesting example of sharing artistic result/reflection. Formulate a sentence that explains why you find the example interesting, and be prepared to share your insight at the seminar.

  • Practical information

    Due to the current coronavirus situation it will not be possible to host the seminar as planned at Hotel Jeløy Radio.

    The seminar will be held online. Link to Zoom is shared with all registered participants.

  • Program
    January 12, 2022

    11.00 – 11.15: Opening session: Welcome and presentations, seminar aims and methods (moderator: Michael Duch)

    11.15 – 11.45: Conversation: Experiences from the other side: Assessment comittes - expectations. Supervisors - challenges. Michael Duch in conversation with Trond Lossius, Øystein Elle and Linda Lien

    11:45 – 12:00: Break

    12:00 - 14:00: Live-streamed Viva Voce: research fellow Etienne Guilloteau, Norwegian Theatre Academy/Østfold University College

    14.00 – 14.30: Break

    14:30 – 15:30: Group work session (three groups) - sharing examples from VIS and reflecting on the day so far

    15:30 – 16.00: Plenary session - concluding and preparing for day 2 and 3


    January 13, 2022

    09.30 – 11.00: Short project presentations by Trond Lossius, Edvine Larssen, Øystein Elle and Michael Duch (10 min. each), followed by conversations moderated by Michael Duch

    11.00 – 11.30: Break

    11:30 – 12:45: Parallel session 1*

    12:45 – 13:45: Lunch break

    13:45 – 15:00: Parallel session 2*


    January 14, 2022

    09:30 – 10:45: Parallel session 3*

    10.45 – 11.15: Break

    11:15 – 12:00: Procedures for registering - final assessment (discussions in groups based on pre-shared video)

    12:00 – 13:00: Lunch break

    13.00 – 14:15: Summary and closing discussions, moderated by Michael Duch

    * Three parallel groups, where the fellows present their work, followed by discussions. Commentators: Trond Lossius (group 1), Edvine Larssen (group 2), and Øystein Elle (group 3).

  • Reading list

    Borgdorff, H. (2012). The Production of Knowledge in Artistic Research. In The conflict of the faculties: Perspectives on artistic research and academia (pp. 140–173).

    Schwab, M. (2012). The Research Catalogue: A Model for Dissertations and Theses. In R. Andrews, E. Borg, S. B. Davis, M. Domingo, & J. England (Eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Digital Dissertations and Theses (pp. 339–354). [Not available online, check your library].

    Raes, G. W. (2014). Experimental Art as Research. In D. Crispin & B. Gilmore (Eds.), Artistic Experimentation in Music, An Anthology (pp. 55–60). Leuven: Leuven University Press, Retrieved from: 

    Vassenden, E. (2014). What is critical reflection? A question concerning artistic research, genre and the exercise of making narratives about one’s own work.

    Crispin, D. (2019). Artistic Research as a Process of Unfolding. Unfolding the Process, An International, Peer Reviewed Issue, Published by Norwegian Academy of Music. 

    Vis - Nordic journal for artistic research: At least one exposition. You will find peer reviewed articles and expositions in the journal, among these several projects from still active or graduated research fellows or Phd candidates. Language: English, Norwegian, Swedish and Danish.


    The digital resource developed for seminar 1 (autumn 2021, work in progress). You will find articles about artistic research and more in the exposition. 

  • Contributors

    Seminar leader: Michael Francis Duch

    Speakers and moderators

    • Trond Lossius
    • Edvine Larssen
    • Øystein Elle
    • Linda Lien
  • Regulations

    In the institution's PhD-regulations, the application process for final assessment is described, as well as the criteria for awarding the artistic doctorate, including what the reflection must address. You must make your self  familiar with the regulations for your institutions, or the Norwegian Artistic Research Programme (for those who are not part of a PhD-programme):

  • Norwegian Artistic Research School

    Norwegian Artistic Research School offers through seminars, meetings and conferences joint training for doctoral fellows in Artistic Research.

    Read more about the Norwegian Artistic Research School here.

  • COVID-19

    The infection control rules and recommendations given by the Norwegian authorities will be followed.

     Infection prevention measures

    • Participants who are ill can not attend
    • Everyone must practise good hand hygiene
    • Please maintain a physical distance of at least 1 metre from one another
    • We encourage all participants to get tested within 48 hours before the seminar


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